Chico has a general population of 59,954 and an overall student population of 16,934. Approximately 16,934 of Chico's students are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
Of the 1 graphic design schools in Chico, the largest graphic design school, by student population, is California State University-Chico. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Graphic Design program at California State University-Chico.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a graphic design degree in Chico. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,160 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chico graphic design schools was an average of $31,320 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,656 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a graphic design program in Chico. And if you live on campus at one of the Chico-based graphic design schools, you will have an added expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
If you plan on staying in Chico after graduating from graphic design school, you should know that job prospects for graphic designers in Chico, which is the most popular graphic design profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 40,500 graphic designers in California. Of these graphic designers, 70 were working in the greater Chico area. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in Chico will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Chico is $31,800 per year, which is lower than the average for graphic designers state-wide.
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